Shopping In Bangkok With Air-Conditioning To Escape The Heat


Published on 07 Dec 2018

by WorldRoamer® Travel Team

Shopping In Bangkok With Air-Conditioning To Escape The Heat


Published on 07 Dec 2018

by WorldRoamer® Travel Team

Bangkok is infamous for its sweltering heat all year round. This is how to avoid it. Find out where to shop in Bangkok with the comfort of air-conditioning!

Bargaining in air-conditioned places would be the best day time activity. At least at these places, you can shop and you won't drop (in the heat).

Bangkok has something for each one of you, whatever the size of your pocket is. From luxury brands to cheap bargains, here are our picks for indoor shopping.

Siam Paragon

Searching for your Jimmy Choos? Or scouting for the season’s latest at Salvatore Ferragamo? This is where you belong. Siam Paragon doesn’t just attract the luxurious shoppers because its other levels are packed with affordable brands like Zara and H&M. There’s a level dedicated to I.T. and the most glorious section lies on the very ground floor – the gourmet paradise. Of course, there’s an IMAX theatre too. If you think Siam Paragon is just like any other mall, you need to think again. They have got an aquarium and car showrooms in the building!

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Address: 991 Rama 1 Road, Puthumwan Bangkok Thailand
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm daily
Tel: +66 2 610 8000

Central World

It really contains a ‘world’ of its own, being 30% larger than any other shopping centre in central Bangkok. It has 500 stores, 100 restaurants and cafes, 15 cinemas – you get the drift. Don’t expect to finish it in a day or two if you plan to conquer ground here. The range of brands here are targeted at mid prices so it’s got your pocket-friendly names such as Miss Selfridge and Lacoste. There is a level where you can find beauty clinics, which you can head to if you plan to do a bit of ‘nip and tuck’.

Address: Ratchaprasong Intersection, opposite Gaysorn and Erawan
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm daily
Tel: +66 2 637 000

Platinum Fashion Mall

Many serious shoppers include this landmark in their itinerary whenever they are in the city. Here’s 1300 shops sprawled over four floors, where you can hear some serious haggling in the air. Many come here to buy clothes in bulk to sell it elsewhere because they can get them at wholesale prices. You will find everything from evening dresses, underwear and oversized clothing to wigs, shoes and cosmetics.

Address: 222 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm daily
Tel: +66 2 121 8000

Terminal 21

This mall intends to bring you to a different city at every level. You will find yourself in Tokyo one minute, and in London the next. If you’ve finished your time there, you can go to Istanbul and head to San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf after to get rid of your hunger pangs. Prices of goods here are not intimidating and you can score a bargain and still bag trendy clothes. Housing some 600 shops, a Cineplex, a supermarket and an extensive food court, you can expect to linger here for some time.

Address: 88 Soi Sukhumvit 19, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm daily

Pantip Plaza

This is Bangkok’s famous electronics mall. You can get new and used gadgets at rock-bottom prices, but it’s also good to be discerning as Pantip is notorious for selling counterfeit software and DVDs. The technophile will inevitably still be thrilled at the floors of laptops, cameras, printers and tablets. The sordid side of this place is that you will see touts selling ‘naughty movies’. Whether or not that’s up your alley, it’s good to know what you might be getting.

Address: New Phetchaburi Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 9:00pm daily

MBK Shopping Centre

This place was the iconic shopping mall a decade ago, before all the new establishments sprang up across the city. It is still popular with tourists and locals as you’ll find eight floors of 2,000 stores that sell everything you can think of, including furniture and fashion accessories. It is still a place to go for bargains, and there are plenty of options to consider when you get hungry. There is now a 3D Trick Art Museum that can be fun for the family.

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Address: Pathumwan Intersection, diagonally opposite Siam Discovery Centre
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm daily
Tel: +66 2 620 9000


Another destination if you have big or deep pockets for brands like Louis Vuitton, Dior or Dolce & Gabbana. Don’t worry if Zara or Uniqlo is more your thing as affordable high-street brands can be found on the higher levels. There is also a good selection of homegrown brands such as Fly Now, Greyhound and Kloset and Soda. The interior design sets you forward in time. The futuristic design and its cool atrium garden complete with a waterfall is nothing short of impressive.


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Address: 637 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm daily

Big C

Big C is one of the biggest supermarket chains in Thailand, and in this mall, you will find two storeys overflowing with fresh produce, home appliances, discount fashion and a large alcohol selection. On the ground floor, there are shops which present high-street fashion and discount jewellers. The other levels house a hair salon and a kid’s amusement centre, so there’s a mix of everything.

Address: Ratchadamri Road (opposite CentralWorld)
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 11:00pm daily

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